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Pro1000 with TAD CR-1?
#1
I have heard universal praise about TAD CR-1s, but have not really heard them in person. There's a pair on sale by the owner of Computer Audiophile, although I think he has priced it too high. One other person is willing to sell me the same speaker for a reasonable price, but it's going to be a 10+ hour drive since he do not have boxes.
Has anyone heard this speaker with dual monos?  Is it a good match? Couple of years ago, same person from CA had reviewed D400 and his review was panned here.

Has anyone on this forum heard this combination and want to share some impressions? It is worth driving 10+ hours before buying it?
TAD Cr-1; Synology NAS/Roon->1000pro (AIR) ,
Oppo 203->HDMI->Marantz 8802A->Pre-out->1000pro (Bypass), 
Shunyata Denali 6000T
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#2
I have the CE-1 and have tried them with a 440Pro but I bought a complete TAD system as I thought it was a better deal to me and sounded better. CR-1 is a fantastic speaker perhaps one of the best out there so you will not be disappointed Smile
Main system
TAD D1000mk2, TAD M2500mk2, TAD CE-1, Ansuz Mainz 8D, Ansuz Darkz D-TC
Tidal Hifi -> Roon ROCK on NUC -> Netgear GS108 -> SOtM sMS-200ultra Neo -> USB -> SOtM tX-USBultra -> USB -> DAC
HD Plex PSU (4 rail for ISP fiber, router, switch and NUC), 2x Paul Hynes SR4 PSU (for sMS-200ultra and tX-USBultra)

Second system
Tidal Hifi -> Devialet Dialog, Devialet Silver Phantom, Devialet Tree
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#3
Thanks for your response Octaviars. I'm looking forward to it. I have to wait for 2-3 weeks to get them home. I was kind of bummed to see the CR-1 MK1 are not SAM certified.
TAD Cr-1; Synology NAS/Roon->1000pro (AIR) ,
Oppo 203->HDMI->Marantz 8802A->Pre-out->1000pro (Bypass), 
Shunyata Denali 6000T
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#4
(03-Sep-2018, 07:29)sam1000 Wrote: Thanks for your response Octaviars. I'm looking forward to it. I have to wait for 2-3 weeks to get them home. I was kind of bummed to see the CR-1 MK1 are not SAM certified.

@sam1000 Hi, I do not think you'll miss SAM on this speaker! Wink
Devialet 220Pro/CI, B&W 802 D3, Linn Klimax DS/Katalyst, Burmester 089 CD, Melco N1ZS/2A + D100, Cable Audioquest (NRG-10,Diamond,K2,Yukon,Coffee etc.), iPad-Pro, KECES P8 Dual, Qobuz Studio, AQVOX-SE Switch
IsoTek: 2 x EVO3 Genesis One, EVO3 Titan One, EVO3 Syncro 
Roon: Nucleus+, Roon-Rock (Intel Nuc7i7bnh,RAM 16GB), Roon Lifetime                                                                                                                
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#5
Hy Sam1000,

If you can afford the CR-1 and place it well - go for it!

I also have the CE-1 and totaly happy with it - even without SAM...  Cool

ATB, tom
Devialet 400 - TAD CE-1 - B&W PV1D - AudioValve Luminare - Stax SR-009
Bauer Audio DPS3 iT/v.d.H Colibri XPG
Micro Seiki DDX1500/FR64/SH30/AT33 EV
Roon/Qobuz/AIR - Germany


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(28-Aug-2018, 07:42)sam1000 Wrote: I have heard universal praise about TAD CR-1s, but have not really heard them in person. There's a pair on sale by the owner of Computer Audiophile, although I think he has priced it too high. One other person is willing to sell me the same speaker for a reasonable price, but it's going to be a 10+ hour drive since he do not have boxes.
Has anyone heard this speaker with dual monos?  Is it a good match? Couple of years ago, same person from CA had reviewed D400 and his review was panned here.

Has anyone on this forum heard this combination and want to share some impressions? It is worth driving 10+ hours before buying it?

TAD and Devialet is a beautiful combination!

How much is the seller asking?

Personally though, I prefer the Evolution One speakers to the CR-1.
Devialet 400 / TAD Evolution One / dCS Network Bridge (with ROON Core on a Sony VAIO laptop) / Marantz SA-11S2 / Torus RM 16 / Acrolink Mexcel 7N-S 9000
Wireworld digital and power cables / Harmonix tuning feet / SMT acoustic treatment
- SWEDEN -
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#7
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I also thought about E-1 but decided in CR-1's favor because that has been my dream speaker. (The dream speaker that I can place in my room vs it's big brother). I was a little hesitant due to the review published in CA(Computer Audiophile) about Devialet driving CR-1. But that review was prior to Pro and CI upgrade.
@MightyMart, the seller is asking about 15% lower that the CA guy is asking for. At this point, I have paid for it and my friend has stashed them in his garage in Los Angeles. It would be 2-3 weeks excruciating wait before I make a trip and bring them home.
TAD Cr-1; Synology NAS/Roon->1000pro (AIR) ,
Oppo 203->HDMI->Marantz 8802A->Pre-out->1000pro (Bypass), 
Shunyata Denali 6000T
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#8
Hi All,

Has anyone compared TAD Micro Evolution One vs Raidho X1?
Please share your experience, thanks in advance.

Kai
Devialet Expert 120 | SF Liuto Monitor | Nordost cables | Vancouver, Canada.
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#9
So Finally I got my TAD CR-1s setup with Pro1000 about a week ago. Along with the new speakers, I also made couple of other changes.
1. Speaker cable - Transparent Audio Ref XL (Thanks Guillaume!)
2. Devialet link cable - Audience SX

I had already sold my previous speakers (Pioneer S1-ex) and I was without decent speakers for couple of months. When I listened to the speakers on day one, my heart just sank. The sound was very bright. I know my previous speakers were a little darker but I could not imagine CR-1s would have been so bright. The other issue was that the Right speaker was more prevalent than the Left one. At that time, I only had one TA cable, so I attributed this level difference to speaker cables. After listening to this setup for an hour or so, my excitement about the system completely vanished and buyers remorse set in. Then I thought about changing the level using Devlalet remote to compensate for speaker level discrepancy. Since the remotes were lying around and we had couple of large gatherings in last month or so, I guess someone played with the Devialet remote controls :-) The speaker levels were off and treble was +13. Wow.....

Since then, I have received my second TA cable. Now the problem is, I cannot switch the system off :-) It's freaking addictive. Compared to my previous speakers, there's more body to the instruments but I get more details on the on the higher frequencies, which is a little odd because both speakers use the same Beryllium tweeters.  Piano sounds even more real with the overhang and the base is very authoritative. I don't know how these small speakers with one woofer can do that. My previous speakers had 2 woofers. I smile ear to ear when I listen to music now. Having said that, I still feel S1-EX is still a great bargain in audio.

Here's a picture of my system. I still need to work on cable management. But for now, I'm just going to enjoy the system before making any big change to the system. May be after some time, I can build a NUC based endpoint, but for now, Oppo 203 with Mutec gear is serving me quite well.

Thanks everyone for providing me feedback when I was thinking about buying CR-1s to go with Devialet. Here's a quick picture of my system using a phone camera.


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TAD Cr-1; Synology NAS/Roon->1000pro (AIR) ,
Oppo 203->HDMI->Marantz 8802A->Pre-out->1000pro (Bypass), 
Shunyata Denali 6000T
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#10
Very nice room. I love the art work. Are they just posters or do they also work as absorbers?
                                                    Lifetime Roon, Mac mini, int. SSD, ext. HDD, tv as monitor, key board and track pad on bean bag as remote,Devialet 200, Od'A #097, Blue jeans speaker cable,                                     
                                                                                                                                                                            Dynaudio C1 MkII.
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